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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Downtown Events October 20th - December

Downtown Events October 20th - December.

Tie Dye w/ Kris Ogden
October 24th  * November 21 * December 19
Wild Dyes will be offering a Dye your own T-shirt workshop at their shop in Fountain Square on the following Dates: Saturday October 24th, Saturday November 21st and Saturday December 19th
Mark your calendars this is a fun activity for school aged Kids. Workshops will run from 1:00-4:00 PM. On a walk in basis. Cost is 15.00 per child or adult and a fruit of the loom t-shirt will be provided. Parents will be responsible for rinsing out the tie dye at home. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes, This can be a messy activity. For more information call Kris Ogden at 850-699-8466 Wild Dyes is located Downtown next to Fokker's Pizza.

Downtown Trick or Treat for Kids and Pups
October 24, 2009
Visit participating merchants for games, fun & treats for kids and pups.

Zombie Walk
October 24th, 2009
4pm – 8pm
The Fort Walton Jaycees are attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Record for The largest Zombie Walk.
-Registration will begin 4:00 @ Fokker's, the cost is 2 canned goods for charity. There will be a make up artist on site for anyone wishing to get "Zombified" @ a small donation.
-The Zombie walk will conclude @ 7:00. The Grim Reaper will lead the Zombies down 98 to the graveyard and the zombies will then break into the Michael Jackson "Thriller" dance.

Thriller Dance Lessons: There will be dance lessons held Mons. & Weds. 7:30 - 8:30 PM at Barefoot Weddings begining Mon. 09/21, cost $5.00 per class/per person open to anyone (including the public) who wants to learn the dance and participate. We prefer pre-registration just shoot an e-mail ladybkaren@mchsi.com however, no one will be turned away. Please let everyone you know, see or meet about this, the more zombies dancing on the corner the better.

Crypt Crawl
October 29th, 2009
Participating pubs will be: Fokkers, Salty Duck, Coasters, KC's, The Block, Slick Mick's, International and Papa Joe's Hideaway. Visit their website: www.fwbpubcrawl.com

"Halloween Horror Film Festival Contest"
October 31, 2009
On Saturday, October 31st, the Production Services Association of Northwest Florida (PSA of NWF) will be hosting a "Halloween Horror Film Festival Contest" to feature short films produced by local filmmakers. The plan is to have showings from 2-4pm at Cinema Plus. Moviegoers will be free to walking in free of charge and vote for their favorite film (as well as order food/drinks). The contest winners will be announced and showcased again at our November 11th meeting, 6pm at Fokkers Sports Pub.  We are very excited about this contest and hopes it brings out the best of our local filmmakers as well as some good entertainment for our downtown visitors.

ADSO Art Week
November 6 - 13
Visit the Art Center. A full week of Art workshops, etc. For further details please call the Art Center 244-1271.

26th Northwest Florida Fair – Fine Arts Show
November 3-8
The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds/ Lewis Turner Blvd (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach
The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds / Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach /Fine Arts Exhibit Area
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon No entries received after 12:00 noon
Adults $25.00, up to five pieces of art work
High school and Middle school Students $ 2.00 per piece, max. Five pieces of art work
Tuesday, Nov. 3, - Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, during Fair hours: Tues-Fri 5 PM – 10 PM,
Sat. 12 noon – 10 PM, Sun 12 noon – 6 PM
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Judge/Adults: Stephen Phillips
Judge/Students: Joanna Ellington
Please refer to Entry form for further details available in the Art Center and www.nwffair.com .
If you have any questions please call Art Show Chairman Hanna Joensuu 582-1329.

March of Dimes – March for Babies
November 7, 2009
139 SE Brooks Street
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Phone: (850) 785-6460

Dr. Richard Hallion coming to FWB Library
November 7, 2009
Fort Walton Beach - Come join the Fort Walton Beach Public Library on Saturday, November 7th, at 11:00 a.m. As we host Dr. Richard Hallion, an internationally recognized aerospace and military historian. Dr. Hallion will discuss and take questions on Military Aviation history. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Hallion is the author and editor of numerous books relating to aerospace technology and military operations, as well as a founding Curator of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. This all-ages program is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please contact the library at (850) 833-9590 or visit our blog at http://fwblibrary.blogspot.com/. The Fort Walton Beach Library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, in downtown Fort Walton Beach at the corner of Eglin Parkway. Parking is on First Street to the North and Ferry Road to the East.

“Style” an Evening of Art Fashion and Music
Saturday, 07 November 2009
Queen Palm Ballroom, Sheraton Four Points, Okaloosa Island
325 Miracle Strip Parkway East
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Live Music and Silent Auction begin at 6.
Sumptuous Buffet Dinner at 7, followed by Fashion Show.
Silent Auction closes at 9, Music continues 'til 10.
Cash bar and door prize drawings throughout the evening.
Tickets - $45/person - call 314-0950 to reserve by Oct 31.
Silent Auction and Raffle - Featuring Estate-quality jewelry valued from $20 to $1,000, home decor from 'Killough's Interior Design Studio', works of art, vacation get-aways, and much more!
Entertainment - Enjoy the vocal stylings of songstress Pansy East and OASIS' own Jeremy Ward.
Fashion Show - Our local consignment shops take over the runway to demonstrate surviving the recession in Style, featuring 'The Closet Swap's upscale contemporary look and 'Shangri-la's unique vintage clothing.

ADSO Yard sale
November 14
8 am - 1 PM
ADSO Art Center -  17 First Street.

Downtown Art Walk
November 20th & December 18th
The Downtown Merchants of Historic Fort Walton Beach, Florida invite you every 3rd Friday to "Downtown Art Walk". Visit participating stores from 5:30-8:30pm and view works from local artists, art demonstrations and live music. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres are served by most merchants. For more information email: piper@stellala.com or call (850) 244-8191. Check out other downtown events at: www.downtownfwb.blogspot.com

Operation Santa Paws
November 21st
3 Dogs & a Chick Courtyard
128 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548
Share the holidays with our deployed K9 heroes! We will be collecting donations to send care packages to deployed Military Working Dog Teams. Have your dog make a paw print holiday card, talk with Space Coast War Dog Association President, ask K9 questions to active duty Air Force dog trainer and create a stocking filled with goodies just for our military heroes!

Northwest Florida Ballet
The Nutcracker
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 PM
Call 850.664.7787

2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk Fort Walton Beach
December 5, 2009
Registration Begins at 8:00 AM
Race Begins at 9:00 AM
Brooks Landing
139 Brooks Street, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Nancie Kobryn
(850) 471-1541 or (800) 578-7183

Downtown Merchants & Heritage Park Open House
December 5th, 2009
10am – 2pm
Visit local merchants and enjoy complimentary beverage and holiday treats and specials.

Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade
December 7, 20099
"Christmas Melodies” is the theme for the 2009 Christmas Parade scheduled for Monday Evening, December 7, 2009 at 6:30PM, in Fort Walton Beach. Mayor Mike Anderson will serve as the Grand Marshal in this annual event, which will kick off the Holiday Season on the Emerald Coast. Musical entertainment will be provided by area school bands and participating applicants. Parade march moves up Eglin Parkway from First Street to K Mart parking lot.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Fokkers
December 11
Doors open at 6:30
Call 850- 244-6666

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